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Standard Bank brings second Namibian bond to market

Standard Bank brings second Namibian bond to market

December 1, 2015

Namibia has weathered the emerging markets storm to issue only the second-ever government bond, a deal that Standard Bank helped to arrange after acting as joint-bookrunner on the country's inaugural bond. Edward Russell-Walling reports. 

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Pakistan makes successful return to the bond market

November 2, 2015

Political and economic instability have kept Pakistan out of the bond markets for the best part of the past decade. However, with the reform-minded Nawaz Sharif government instilling confidence in investors, Citi has helped to facilitate the country's return to the markets.

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Ghana breaks sub-Saharan Africa records with Eurobond

November 2, 2015

Ghana has overcome delays and disruptive economic conditions to issue the longest ever sub-Saharan African Eurobond. 

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Baird reaps rewards of US private equity taste for Europe

October 1, 2015

Mergers and acquisition specialists Baird has used its  trans-Atlantic strength to cash in on a rush of US private equity firms to European shores. 

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UBS stays active as Greek crisis hampers European debt market activity

September 1, 2015

The renewal of the Greek crisis at the end of the second quarter of 2015 had many in the debt capital markets ducking for cover, but UBS stayed active and pushed through a number of large, innovative deals. 

BNP Paribas aims for sustainable success

BNP Paribas expands green bonds operation

August 1, 2015

Green bonds are fast becoming in-demand instruments for capital markets investors, and BNP Paribas has restructured its debt capital market business to capture this growth. By Edward Russell-Walling.

Credit Suisse cements Lafarge Holcim merger

Credit Suisse cements Lafarge Holcim merger

July 1, 2015

Credit Suisse has successfully guided a mega cement merger between Holcim and Lafarge, easing anti-trust sentiments among regulators and constructing a multi-track asset sale.

Former bail-out chief helps steer Cyprus back to health

Former Cyprus bail-out chief helps steer sovereign back to capital markets

June 1, 2015

The timely passage of a bill to strengthen the local insolvency law helped convince both the International Monetary Fund and sovereign bond investors that the Cyprus credit story should not be bracketed with that of Greece.

Club Med takeover proves anything but restful for SocGen

Club Med takeover proves anything but restful for SocGen

April 30, 2015

A bidding war between Chinese and Italian entrepreneurs for France's iconic Club Med holiday resort operator provided a test of nerves for the bankers, and even led to a change in French law.

Deutsche helps US corporates cross the Atlantic

Deutsche helps American corporates cross the Atlantic

April 1, 2015

Improved all-in pricing and the need for euro liabilities to match business profiles are bringing US corporates to Europe, a move that is proving lucrative for Deutsche Bank.

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